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Re: Yahoo! Lessons Learned

  • From: Alex Rubenstein
  • Date: Fri Feb 11 08:22:17 2000


> Alex Rubenstein <alex@nac.net> wrote:
> 
> > It can also be argued that at some point, the speed
> > capabilities of the core router scheme will not be able to keep up with
> > currently technology.
> 
> Yawn.  What do you think the speed capabilities of "core router
> scheme" are?  You know, some very fast routers are rumored to
> ship this year.

As rumoured much faster traffic levels. Probably the need will eclipse the
ability, soon enough.

> > It's my opinion that at some point a 'routed' core
> > will no longer be feasible, and it will be switched -- using what
> > mechanism, I don't know (ATM? MPLS?).
> 
> ATM, MPLS (or whatever idiotic virtual circuit scheme there is) can not
> increase switching or routing capacity of boxes, period.  These only serve
> to screw up dynamic adaptive routing, forcing carriers to rely on wasteful
> dual-ring SONET redundancy instead (and it still doesn't protect from a
> switch crashing every few minutes).

No comment on this, as I have none.








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